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  • The city's IT department can be fixed for $1.7 million, chief of staff says

    By monica mendoza - the gazette
    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Colorado Springs has a new plan for its information technology department, and it's going to need $1.7 million more in the 2015 budget, the city's chief of staff said. - The increase is for hardware and a redesign of the system, including close attention to network security, said Steve...

  • Colorado's top court upholds 2010 PERA ruling

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    A Colorado Supreme Court ruling on Monday upheld the state's 2010 decision to reduce annual cost-of-living increases for state employee retirees in an effort to make the retirement fund more financially sound. A number of retirees sued the state and the Colorado Public Employees'...

  • 11 polling centers open Monday in El Paso County

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office will open 11 Voter Service and Polling Centers on Monday. Although ballots were mailed to all registered voters in Colorado, El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Wayne Williams said in a statement that the additional polling centers are...

  • 'Personhood' back on the ballot, but with a new focus

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    The November ballot is packed full of statewide measures for voters to ponder. Colorado voters will decide whether fetuses are people, if a Denver-area horse racing track will get casino games, how school boards negotiate with unions and how food is labeled for sale. The most...

  • Stormwater measure picks up broad support as opponents point out flaws

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    The campaign on stormwater has become a David vs. Goliath match in terms of spending and visible support. Proponents of El Paso County Measure 1B, which would spend $40 million a year to plan, build and maintain drainage and flood control projects in four cities and portions of the...

  • Ballot countdown: Election news and notes

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Snoop Dogg enters Colorado politics First Wyclef Jean cut a single with gubernatorial independent candidate Mike Dunafon. Now the mayor of Glendale has the backing of Snoop Dogg, and all three released a remix of the political song "The Trap." In the song, Snoop Dogg says, "Vote Mike...

  • Udall calls for flight ban on Ebola patients

    The Associated Press
    Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    DENVER — Sen Mark Udall on Saturday called for a flight ban on all people being monitored by exposure to the Ebola virus. But he continued to resist calls for an end to all travel from the three West African countries where the outbreak started. Udall, a Democrat, is locked in a...

  • Eager beavers in El Paso County get a jump on ballot submissions

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    Close to 13,000 voters in El Paso County are apparently eager to make their voice heard, and already turned in their ballots just days after receiving them. Registered Republicans submitted more than 7,000 ballots, compared with about 2,800 for registered Democrats and about 2,700...

  • Widely watched U.S. Senate race offers distinct choices for Colorado voters

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    The nation's eyes are on Colorado. If voters pick the younger rising GOP star from the eastern plains over the stalwart mountain-man Democratic incumbent, Republicans have a good shot at taking over the U.S. Senate for 2015. The race between U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Yuma, and Sen....

  • Fearing ebola, Pentagon does partial shutdown after visitor falls ill

    Associated Press
    Published: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    WASHINGTON — Pentagon police shut down a building entrance and a portion of the south parking lot Friday because a woman was sick and told emergency personnel she had recently been to West Africa, officials said. Arlington County, Virginia, where the Pentagon is located, responded...

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